Short answer: Lots and lots of walks! As mentioned earlier, we were planning to go on this hike early next year. But the stars seemed to have aligned in such a way that it made sense to leave this month and head southbound. So, since we’re accelerating our plans, that means we’ve had to reevaluate … Continue reading How We’re Training for our Thru-Hike
First, it was building the house in 2012 and then the garage in 2015. Then it was having our daughter in 2017 and our son in 2019. But quite honestly, this adventure will take strength, grit, and determination: David and I are through-hiking the Appalachian Trail! I’ve alluded to some big adventure that David and … Continue reading Our Next Big Adventure
I am definitely the type of person who has a hard time relinquishing control. You’ll find me asking my husband to do something for me, and I will ultimately take over because he’s doing it wrong. That, of course, translates into how I operate in the kitchen. But if my 3 year old daughter gets … Continue reading Baking With My 3 Year Old (And a Muffin Recipe!)
Let’s actually start this right from the beginning: the summer of 2019. During that time, I was about 20 weeks pregnant with my second child and my skin was starting to act up. It was probably a good mix of hormones and my skin care routine just not staying up to par, but in either … Continue reading Why Beautycounter
Alternate title: How David Was Able To Get Us Financially Secure Since March 15th our lives have been turned upside down. The resort I worked at was closed, and for the following few weeks, I was one of the few employees to still be working in the building. In the beginning of April, we were … Continue reading How We’re Managing During the Pandemic
It’s been 80+ degrees here almost every day for the past couple of weeks. When the heat is on, what a great time to make… …hot soup! But seriously, is there ever a bad time for soup? Especially when everything is made in the Crock Pot so you don’t have to worry about warming up … Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup In The Crock Pot
For the first time since 2014, I find myself without a job. The circumstances at work lent itself to my leaving a company that I truly loved; it just wasn’t working out for me and my family. The parting was amicable though and it’s my understanding that should things get better (it wasn’t directly related … Continue reading Well, Now What Do I Do?
For David’s birthday this year, we decided to break out our camping gear and head to Vermont to test some new items (namely our tent, quilt, backpacks and ponchos). Tent: 3F UL Lanshan 2 Pro Quilt: Underground Quilt – 20 degree, 850 fill, 2oz over-stuff Backpacks: REI Flash Ponchos: 3F UL Gear Hiking Poncho 3 … Continue reading Hiking Stratton Mountain